Burns & McDonnell Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014
16 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

35%
42%
21%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

45%
36%
18%

Interview Difficulty

2.8
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

16 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume through online, after a day I got video interview which was pre-recorded. They asked pretty easy behavior questions. I had to record my answer, and I could re-answer 1 time for each question.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Staff Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell.

    Interview Details

    Initially, the HR process was amazing, better than most that I've gone through. After the interview, I've not heard back from the company. I'm unsure if this was due to disconnected management, more qualified persons that they're waiting on, or general disorganization. One manager was in the main location in Kansas City, while the other two managers were in the local office. Hard to get a response from anyone regarding updates on position. The interviewing process was simple. Initial contact by HR, then phone interview with HR to determine quantification. After that, phone interview with hiring management and lastly, in house interview.

    Interview Questions
    • General Structural Knowledge and overall personalty type questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview with the HR for about 20 minutes. They asked about past work experience and explaining about Burns & McDonnell. They also asked why I was interested in working for the company. They emailed back after one whole week and informed that I did not get a offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too special. Generic questions described above   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review
  5.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Burns & McDonnell in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Hiring Manager called me for interview but I was in the class. I called him back and he asked me several questions about my education and previous internship. He mentioned that he is going to call for specifying the interview date but he didn't called. I tried to reach him but I couldn't.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Civil/Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews followed by an all-expense paid for on-site interview. I was expected to have a 10 minute presentation ready for the on-site interview. After the on-site interview an offer was to be made approximately 1-2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Environmental Scientist/Geologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Three round interview, beginning with a very formulaic and predictable interview with a Human Resources representative in Kansas City (headquarters). Second was a phone interview with the project team, all mid to upper-level professionals in my field. Questions were mostly regarding my qualifications, knowledge of relevant subject matter, and my expectations for the position. Third was an in-person interview with four separate groups of people, including a mixed-level group of engineers who clearly were at a loss for productive questions and upper level management. I did not meet any members of the project team from my second interview, and the process seemed disorganized.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your expectations for the environmental consulting industry in general? What do entry level people do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university's career center. I only submitted my resume online and did not attend the information center. For reference, I am a Masters student.
    The interview was pretty easy with normal questions. Here are several questions I remember.
    - Tell me about yourself.
    - Explain some of your engineering tasks.
    - What are some of the things you like about our company?
    - Which of our services interest you the most?
    - What are you looking for in a job?
    - Talk about some of things you've learned as a leader.
    - What are some non-engineering things you've been involved in?
    - Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
    - Do you have any other interviews scheduled?

    At the end, he discussed the available opportunities for mechanical engineers and wanted to see which locations and tasks would interest me most. Lastly, have 3-4 questions ready to ask after you're done.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lincoln, NE
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Interviewers are very enthusiastic and say nothing but positive things during the interview. They ask about leadership and experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, but you've got to show them some experience and answer the typical gamut of interview questions competently.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chemical Engineering Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at my university's career center and was invited to interview. The day before the interview, they hosted an information session with a representative that was relatively friendly and informative. Next day I interviewed and my interviewer was very nice and kept the interview going (more of a conversation than just questions and answers). I'm still waiting on a response.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to work with a difficult person.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Burns & McDonnell in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email detailing the interview. Had to give a presentation on myself and my interest in work with Burns. The interview was not structured and I was not really asked good questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

Work at Burns & McDonnell? Share Your Experiences

Burns & McDonnell

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.